Mich to be seeded above Minny after Badgers beat Gophers

Mich to be seeded above Minny after Badgers beat Gophers

Submitted by Muttley on March 6th, 2015 at 1:52 AM

EDIT: Original title was Michigan certain 9-seed in BTT after Wiscy beats Minny, but I didn't notice Northwestern one game behind us also at 6-11. Derp

Of course, Indiana and Illinois are out of reach.

Michigan will be seeded above Minnesota since

  • After the loss to Wisc tonight, Minn can at best tie us 
  • We beat Minny in the only meeting this yr

To grab the 9th seed from us, NW needs

  • to win @Iowa
  • for Michigan to lose at home to Rutgers
  • for Ohio State to lose at home to Wiscy

Let's go through the tiebreakers

        http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/111214aaa.html
 

  1. Head-to-head
    1. Results (Mich 1, NW 1; Mich 1, Minn 0; NW 1, Minn 0)
    2. In case it's a three way tie, Minny drops out here
  2. Records against individual teams in order of standings
    1. Group tied teams together as single group
    2. Sudden death, first advantage found wins
    3. Results
      1. No wins for either Mich/NW vs Wiscy
      2. No wins for either Mich/NW vs MD
      3. Wins against the four tied 11-6 teams
        1. MSU (no wins for either)
        2. Purdue (no wins for either)
        3. OSU (Mich 1-1, NW 0-1)
        4. Iowa (Mich 0-1, NW 2-0)
          1. Note both Iowa & OSU
          2. lose to NW & Wiscy
          3. this weekend
          4. by definition of the scenario
    4. Consequence (NW 9th Seed, Mich 10th)
      1. Group OSU & Iowa together
      2. Results (Mich 1-2, NW 2-1)

So the likelihood has increased (derp) that we will be the 9th seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will start play on the 2nd day on Thursday, March 12 against either Indiana (if Illinois wins @Purdue & Indiana loses at home vs MSU) or Illinois (the other three combinations of Indiana/Illinois wins/losses).

With its win tonight, Wiscy clinches the Big Ten regular season title and will be seeded first.  The winner of the 8/9 game plays the 1-seed on the third day of the tournament in the quarterfinals.  Thus, should we win our opening game, we likely will be facing Wisconsin in our second game.

2014-15 Big Ten STANDINGS

TEAM CONF GB OVR
#6 Wisconsin 15-2 -- 27-3
#10 Maryland 13-4 2 25-5
#23 Ohio State 11-6 4 22-8
Michigan St 11-6 4 20-10
Iowa 11-6 4 20-10
Purdue 11-6 4 19-11
Indiana 9-8 6 19-11
Illinois 9-8 6 19-11
Michigan 7-10 8 14-15
Minnesota 6-11 9 17-13
Northwestern 6-11 9 15-15
Nebraska 5-12 10 13-16
Penn State 3-14 12 15-15
Rutgers 2-15 13 10-20

 

Who would you rather face in the opener?

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/84/indiana-hoosiers

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/356/illinois-fighting-illini